As we age, collagen levels in our skin naturally begin to deplete, which contributes to the development of age signs like fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra® addresses this issue by replacing lost collagen in the skin for an overall rejuvenated appearance. Look and feel your best with a Sculptra® treatment in the Palm Harbor and Clearwater area.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable made with a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which stimulates collagen production and slowly rebuilds this essential protein in your skin.
Over time, as the collagen strands gradually rebuild, you will notice added volume, improved facial fullness, and fewer fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
How Does Sculptra Work?
Sculptra® works to improve your overall facial appearance by activating your body’s natural regenerative process to rebuild and restore lost collagen in the skin.
During your Sculptra® treatment in Palm Harbor and Clearwater, your specialist injects the solution into the deeper layers of skin—the dermis layer—where collagen fibers are located to provide vital skin structure and support.
Over the course of one to two months, the Sculptra® poly-L-lactic acid microparticles are gradually and naturally absorbed by the skin, which prompts the skin to produce higher levels of collagen. The result is firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin.
At Moraitis Plastic Surgery, we recommend at least three Sculptra® treatment sessions over the course of a few months to see optimal results.
Target Areas for Sculptra
Sculptra® can be administered on several different areas of the face. The most common target areas for Sculptra® include the following:
- Midface and Hollows Under Cheeks: Restoring lost volume and filling out this area of the face.
- Nasolabial Folds: Also known as “smile lines,” Sculptra® can help address the lines between the nose and the corner of the mouth.
- Temples: Restoring lost volume and filling out this area of the face.
- Around the Mouth: Improving “marionette lines,” or the lines framing the mouth.
- Chin: Smoothing the appearance of wrinkles on the chin.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, your Sculptra® specialist will help you decide which areas of the face to target with this anti-aging injectable treatment.
What to Expect After Sculptra Injections
Sculptra® is a quick, easy, and effective injectable treatment. Since Sculptra® is minimally-invasive, the recovery period is usually very short, with most patients resuming their daily activities immediately after their treatment session. You may experience some slight redness, tenderness, and swelling at the injection site; however, this is generally mild and can be addressed with the application of a cold compress.
At Moraitis Plastic Surgery, we recommend you avoid direct sun exposure, alcohol, strenuous activity, and wearing makeup for the 24 hours following your Sculptra® treatment.
Additionally, it is important that you implement the five-five-five massage technique – massaging your treated areas five times a day for five minutes for the first five days after your treatment. This ensures even distribution of the Sculptra® solution for beautiful, consistent results.
Book Your Sculptra® Appointment at Moraitis Plastic Surgery
Are you ready to attain a more youthful appearance? Book Your Sculptra® treatment in Palm Harbor and Clearwater today. The highly-trained team at Moraitis Plastic Surgery is experienced in administering this popular injectable treatment to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Schedule your Sculptra® consultation by calling us at (727) 685-3649 or filling out our online form.